41K Reserve: Training Style
The first reserve employed on the T-5 system was a small 22' diameter chest pack. Adopted in June 1941, it was standard equipment for training jumps and the North Africa jumps. It was heavily employed in the Sicily/Salerno drops and issued in limited quantities during the August 1944 Southern France "Dragoon." It was also extensively used throughout the Pacific Theater operations.
Instead of carry handles, the pack had two characteristic "grip" extensions on the side. First pattern packs retained the early style rectangular ripcord handle, but this was changed to the standard cloverleaf design by mid 1942. Originally mated with the lightweight V-rings, the reserve hooks used the standard small harness hook; these were updated in late 1942 with the large 5,000 lb snap fasteners.
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